Toni’s Thanksgiving

My Toni doll likes to dress up for holidays and get her picture taken. Since she didn’t have a pilgrim outfit, I had to improvise on something that would look good in an autumn setting.

Toni doll in gold outfit with Pilgrims
Toni in her autumn finery with 2 Pilgrims in their traditional attire.

After she saw how severe the traditional Pilgrim clothing was, she was glad to opt for something a little more glamorous. I had a gold scarf that draped nicely, so I teamed it up with a wide ribbon with autumn flowers on it.

If that a hijab? It could be considered that, or it could be a mantilla like those popular in 1942 for evening wear or for brides. Mantillas were of lace or chiffon and draped over the head and sometimes the shoulders.

Mantilla or hijab in gold
The subtle glimmer of gold in her head and shoulders wrap shows off her strawberry blonde hair.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Toni and St. Patrick’s Day

I almost let St. Patrick’s Day slip by without a photo shoot for Toni. A quick look through her wardrobe confirmed that I didn’t have a green dress for her to wear. Since it was evening already, she had to make do with a green bow in her hair.

Here’s her quickie Paddy’s Day photo-op. Of course, she wasn’t happy with any of them. “The bow’s too big,” she complained. She didn’t think it went well with her pink dress and pinafore.

I felt that she should be grateful to get a feature on the March holiday without criticizing the details. I’m already marking my calendar for Easter so I’ll be better prepared.

If you have pictures of your doll in her Irish green outfit, come share it on the Toni Doll Fan Page on Facebook so we can all enjoy it.

Toni Doll’s Christmas Outfit

I asked some friends who are Toni Doll collectors if their doll has a special Christmas dress to wear. While I wait for their answers, I’ll post some pictures of my own doll in various Christmas settings.

It was hard to choose the one I liked best so I’ll post them all here. First, I dressed her in a red skirt made from a scarf and a wooly vest. Red ribbons and a poinsettia flower completed the ensemble. She posed in front of a small Christmas tree decorated in glittering glass ornaments.

My next photo session featured some different backgrounds for her. Several wooden nutcrackers joined her for this photo shoot.

Then I decided she needed a picture session with Santa Claus. I had a wonderful Santa from the Polar Express story.

I’d love to see your photos of your Toni doll in her Christmas outfits. Join us on the Facebook group, and share your photos of your doll.